The Pulham Pigs – Airship Talk
March 7 @ 19:00 - 21:30£5.00
Discover the fascinating history of Norfolk’s finest flying pigs!
Sheila tells the story of RNAS Pulham, its people and its amazing airships.
A bit about Pulham Air Station:
RNAS Pulham was commissioned in 1916, part of a defensive network of air stations around the country, extending from Mullion in Cornwall to Longside, near Aberdeen. Airships from RNAS Pulham were sent to patrol the North Sea, to protect shipping from German U-boats.
As the war progressed, Pulham Air Station expanded to have two large sheds to house rigid airships alongside a smaller coastal airship shed. A railway line brought supplies into the base, and onsite both electricity and gas were generated.
At the peak of the war, over 3,000 service personnel were reportedly stationed at RNAS Pulham, with a further 2,000 civilians arriving daily to support its operations — over 500 men were needed to land some of the bigger airships, and large numbers of men, and women, were involved in maintaining the giant craft.
Doors open 7.00pm, bar open.
This is a fundraising event to support The Pennoyer Centre Charity Registered Charity No. 1135788